Observatory's Data Fortnight digest: Data, European Frameworks

As part of our Data Fortnight in the run-up to GDPR, we are bringing together the Observatory’s resources on data in a series of digest pieces. This digest covers reports on European frameworks for data rights and the future of data protection regulation.


No interruptions: Options for the future UK-EU data-sharing relationship

Published, 30 November 2017

TechUK and UK Finance describe what needs to be put in place for the UK and EU to continue to share data after Brexit. While legal standards in the post-Brexit UK will not need to be identical to EU regulations, they will need to be deemed 'adequate' by the EU.

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A framework for the free flow of non-personal data in the EU

Published, 19 September 2017

To unlock the full potential of the EU data economy, the European Commission proposes a framework for the free flow of non-personal data in the EU, covering issues such as removing data localisation requirements, making data available to authorities and enabling data porting for professionals.

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The exchange and protection of personal data

Published, 24 August 2017

In this report, the UK Government presents a proposal for the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and corresponding EU regulators to maintain close communications after Brexit to avoid vast differences between regulatory requirements.

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The EU General Data Protection Regulation: opportunities for grocery retail

Published, 28 November 2017

This Open Data Institute report explores how the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may change the retail industry.

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The State of Data Innovation in the EU

Published, 10 October 2017

In this report, the Center for Data Innovation highlights that the rapid growth and innovation in the ability to collect, store, analyse, and share large quantities of information at low cost drives new forms of economic, scientific and social activities.

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